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I asked one of the bakers how it was made. She explained that the bread was made from potato shavings that were fermented without the aid of regular yeast. It takes weeks for the potatoes to ferment to the right stage and "the more the mix smells like dirty socks, the better your bread will taste." Hmmmmm...

I was skeptical at first when I considered the dirty socks test, but my curiosity got the best of me and salt-rise bread is now my favorite.

Lord Jesus Christ is "the bread that came down from Heaven" (John 6:51). His Word was prepared before the foundation of the world and His Word will last forever (Psalm 119:89). He gives sustenance to the soul and he gives us strength for the journey. John 6:33, "For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world."

​Take time each day to read your Bible for nourishment and take time to thank God for that Daily Bread which comes from Heaven.

~ Pastor Mike Rose, Faith Independent Baptist Church, Logan, WV -  From "Call to Glory" A Devotional Guide

​2:3, 9; 27:5). Job was faithful and saw God work for him because he knew some things that we all ought to learn for ourselves. 

1. He knew he was saved (verse 24). Job said that his redeemer liveth. 

2. He knew the storms of the Christian life. He considered storms to be part of the Christian life and trusted God in them. 

3. He knew that God knew (Job 23:10; 33:11). He believed that God knew where He was going, because He had already been there! He believed that God would bring him out on top in the end.

4. He knew that suffering acquainted him with his Redeemer, even though his friends thought otherwise (Job 22:21).

5. He knew that no matter what happened on earth, one day he would see Jesus (verses 26 & 27).

We, like Job, may suffer here on earth in various ways. We need to believe that God always does right and that He will bring us through all the way. If we keep our eyes on Him, the way will be brighter and the shadows will not seem nearly as big and ferocious (Psalm 23:4). Also, God will never allow us to go through something that we cannot handle with His help (I Corinthians 10:13; Philippians 4:13).​​

~ Pastor Sam Owen, Eagle's Wing Bible Baptist Church, Dupree, SD - From "Call to Glory" A Devotional Guide

Daily Devotionals

Read:  Psalm 34:8





Read: Philippians 3


the excellency of christ


incredibly mercenary; get saved so that you can have a happy home or a good job, so you can be healthy or prosper materially. That is the ancient allegation against God made by Satan in the book of Job; the only reason anyone loves God is for the blessings He gives His pets. 

Enter the Bible. Peter crucified upside down; James beheaded; Stephen stoned. The Apostle Paul walked away from prosperity, privilege, and power, counting them dung as compared with the joy of knowing Jesus. Not as compared to what Jesus could do for him or give to him, but just as compared to knowing Jesus Christ. He called the knowledge of Jesus "excellency." Everything that went with knowing Jesus was just gravy on the steak.

I wonder why just Jesus is not enough for modern churches to offer to lost souls. From candy and pizza, to placards on pews to gift cards, we are offering incentives to get people to come to church and serve the Lord. Do we not see how cheap that makes Christ seem? Are our own relationships with the Lord so valueless that we no longer esteem Him? There is nothing as marvelous as truly knowing Jesus Christ. Knowing Him is the greatest blessing anyone can have.

~ Dr. Ray T. Love, Pastor, Tri-State Baptist Church, Charles Town, WV -  From "Call to Glory" A Devotional Guide

"Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe...

​For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh."

"What is in it for me?" That question and others like it are often what we use to decide whether or not we do something or join something. Much of modern evangelism sounds 

​​​​​​​​​​​​Job was an amazing man! I cannot imagine what went through his mind on that day of tragedy when one servant after another came to report that he had lost everything he had, including all 10 of his children. Then to boot, he lost his health and the support of his wife and his friends.

​Job went through it all and kept his eyes on God. He refused to lay down his integrity in the midst of his troubles (verses 2:3 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Read:  Job 19:21-27


five things job knew



Binghamtown Baptist Church

​​​​​​​​​​​​"O taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."

On occasion, my wife and I stop at a little Amish bakery in Gap Mills, WV. The people there are so very friendly and the warm smell alone of the fresh bakery items are worth the trip. If you stop there on a Saturday, you may luck out and get a loaf of Salt-Rise Bread (before it gets sold out). It is absolutely delicious.

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